Wimbledon Men's Results Day Two: Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Shine At SW19 - UBITENNIS
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Wimbledon Men’s Results Day Two: Andy Murray and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Shine At SW19




World No.2 Andy Murray required less than two hours to defeat compatriot Liam Broady 6-2, 6-3, 6-4, in the first round at Wimbledon.

The highest seed to play on the second day of the tournament won an impressive 86% of his first service points and fired 31 winners past Broady. It was Murray’s sixth consecutive win on the grass following his run to the title at the Ageon Championships just over a week ago. Despite his one-sided win, Murray praised the crowd for their equal treatment of his rival following the match.

The crowd is always very fair here, getting behind both players and knowing what a good shot is. Liam got a good ovation when he left the court and I’m sure he will have enjoyed that.” Murray said.

In the last 64 the second seed will play Lu Yen-hsun, who entered the draw with the use of a protected ranking. The 2010 Wimbledon quarter-finalist booked his place in the second round after defeating Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-4, 6-1, 6-4. Murray has defeated Lu twice on the grass in straight sets (Wimbledon 2013 and Queen’s 2015).

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has started his comeback from injury with a convincing 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-4, triumph over Spain’s Inigo Cervantes. The encounter was his first match on the tour since his withdrawal from the third round of the French Open due to a thigh injury.

“It’s good to be back on court after this month out,” the Frenchman said.
“It was not easy, of course, on the court because when you didn’t play for a while, you always looking for the good shot.

Murray and Tsonga were two out of ten seeds to progress in the men’s draw on Tuesday. Stan Wawrinka overcame a third set blip to defeat American teenager Taylor Fritz, Richard Gasquet eased past Great Britain’s Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 and Roberto Bautista Agut breezed past Australia’s Jordan Thompson 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

The most significant win at SW19 on Tuesday doesn’t belong to any seeded player. Instead that achievement goes to Juan Martin del Potro. Playing in his first match of the tournament since his five-set loss to Novak Djokovic in the 2013 semifinals, he defeated French player Stephane Robert 6-1, 7-5, 6-0.

I was close to quitting last year, but I feel completely different as a person now. I am enjoying tennis again and not having to think about treatment or doctors.‘ The former world No.4 admitted.

Del Potro’s win has set him up with a second round clash with Wawrinka in what promises to be a blockbuster encounter.

Men’s results

Result Score
(2) Andy Murray bt. Liam Broady 6-2, 6-3, 6-4
(4) Stan Wawrinka bt. Taylor Fritz 7-6(4), 6-1, 6-7(2), 6-4
(15) Nick Kyrgios bt. Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-3, 6-7(9), 6-1
(7) Richard Gasquet bt. Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3
(12) Jo-Wilfried Tsonga bt. Inigo Cervantes 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-4
Juan Martin del Potro bt. Stephane Robert 6-1, 7-5, 6-0
John Millman bt. Albert Montanes 7-5, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3
(31) Joao Sousa bt. Dmitry Tursunov 3-6, 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Albert Ramos-Vinolas bt. Vasek Pospisil 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
(25) Viktor Troicki bt. Tristan Lamasine 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
(22) Feliciano Lopez bt. Rajeev Ram 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4
Benjamin Becker bt. Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 6-3, 6-1
Dennis Novikov bt. Luke Saville 4-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-4
(14) Roberto Bautista Agut bt. Jordan Thompson 6-3, 6-3, 6-3
Lu Yen-hsun bt. Alexander Kudryavtsev 6-4, 6-1, 6-4
(26) Benoit Paire bt. Franko Skugor 3-6, 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
Gilles Muller bt. Santiago Giraldo 4-6, 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-3, 15-13
Mikhail Kukushkin bt. Martin Klizan 7-6(7), 7-6(5), 6-4
Dustin Brown bt. Dusan Lajovic 4-6, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
Juan Monaco bt. Taro Daniel 7-5, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
Marcel Granollers bt. Victor Estrella Burgos 6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

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Novak Djokovic battles past Diego Schwartzman to set up a blockbuster final against Rafael Nadal in Rome



Novak Djokovic battled past Diego Schwartzman 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 in the semifinal of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia setting up a blockbuster final against Rafael Nadal.


In their previous head-to-head match Djokovic recovered from 2 sets to one down to win in five sets at 2017 Roland Garros.

Both players played a good match, but Djokovic raised his level in the most decisive moments of the match. Djokovic was not affected by his 3-hour marathon match against Juan Martin Del Potro, where he saved two match points.

Djokovic won another thrilling match after 2 hours and 31 minutes against Schwartzman reaching his 9th final in Rome and his 49th title match at Masters 1000 level.

Djokovic converted four of his five break points and dropped his serve twice.

Djokovic got his first break in the eighth game, when Schwartzman netted a backhand. Djokovic held his serve with three winners in the ninth game to close out the opening set 6-3 after 38 minutes.

Djokovic and Schwartzman traded four consecutive breaks from 3-2 in the second set. Schwartzman went up a break twice at 4-2 and 5-3, but Djokovic broke back both times in the seventh and ninth games to draw level to 5-5 setting up a tie-break. Schwartzman took two mini-breaks and won all points on serve to win the tie-break 7-2 forcing the match to the third set.

In the third set they traded five service games before Djokovic earned the decisive break in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead, when Schwartzman made a backhand error. The Serbian player held serve in the ninth game to secure his spot in the final.

Djokovic and Nadal will meet for the 54th time. The Serbian player leads 28-25 in his head-to-head matches against the Spaniard. Both players hold the record of 33 Masters 1000 titles.

“He keeps on showing to the world why Nadal is one of the biggest legends of tennis history. I have the greatest respect for him. He is my greatest of all time. Every time we get to play each other, it’s a thrill. It’s the ultimate challenge”, said Djokovic.  

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Novak Djokovic Keeps Faith Ahead Of Schwartzman Semi-Final In Rome

Novak Djokovic is keeping the faith as he looks forward to a semi-final match with Diego Schwartzman in Rome.



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World number one Novak Djokovic is keeping the faith ahead of his Rome semi-final against Diego Schwartzman. 


The four-time champion survived a massive test late last night as he battled past Juan Martin Del Potro 4-6 7-6(6) 6-4 in just over three hours.

After saving two match points the Serb proved to be too clinical as he clinched victory at about 1am in the morning on Saturday.

In a short interview after his match Djokovic said that keeping faith was important in his quarter-final victory, I never lost faith I could come back to the match,” Djokovic explained.

“One break of serve, mini break in the tiebreak when he was 6-4, more or less open forehand that he was making the entire match, that’s all it took for me to come back. I’m just really pleased to overcome.”

In addition to keeping mentally strong, Djokovic also praised Del Potro’s performance as he continues his recovery from a knee injury, “He was playing really good. I tried my best obviously all the way till the end,” Djokovic said.

I lost probably the positioning of the court over him. Towards the end of the first he just started hitting the ball really well from both corners. Also backhand side, backhand down the line. He was playing really well. Gave me a lot of trouble.”

Next up for Djokovic is Diego Schwartzman who is into his first ever masters 1000 semi-final and is yet to drop a set this week.

The Serb leads the head-to-head 2-0 although their last match went to five sets at Roland Garros a couple of years ago. It should be a fascinating match which takes place at 8pm local time as Djokovic looks to keep the faith heading into the French Open.



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Novak Djokovic fends off two match points to win a dramatic quarter final match against Juan Martin Del Potro in Rome



Four-time Rome champion Novak Djokovic fended off two match pointsto knok out Juan Martin Del Potro 4-6 7-6 (8-6) 6-4 after 3 hours and 2 minutes in one of the most exciting matches of this edition of the Intenazionali d’Italia in Rome.


Djokovic won just five points than Del Potro and hit 43 winners to 34 unforced errors.

Del Potro saved six break points in the fourth, sixth and eighth games of the opening set and got his break in the seventh game to take a 4-3 lead.

The Argentine saved three break points in the tenth game to close out the first set with a backhand down the line winner.

Del Potro hit an ace to save a break point in the second game of the second set. Djokovic broke serve in the sixth game with a backhand winner.

The world number 1 fended off a set point on the return in the eighth game. Del Potro broke back at 15 in the ninth game after a loose backhand from Djokovic, when he was serving out the set at 5-3.

Del Potro earned two match points at 6-4 in the tie-break. Djokovic reeled off four consecutive points to win the tie-break 8-6, when Del Potro sent a backhand long forcing the match to the third set.

Djokovic fended off three break points in the fourth game of the decider before breaking serve in the fifth game, as Del Potro netted a forehand. The Serb served well in the next games and closed out the match with a hold of serve setting up a semifinal clash against Diego Schwartzman.

“I have never lost faith I could come back to the match. One break of serve, mini-break of the tie-break when he was 6-4 in the tie-break, more or less open forehand that he was making the entire match, that’s all it took for me to come back. He missed a crucial point in the tie-break. Also in the break point of the third set, quite easy forehand. That’s what happens. That’s sport. I am just really pleased to overcome. I am happy that Del Potro is back to his best form after the injury”, said Djokovic.


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